Friday, August 6, 2010

Wacky Weeds: Mime: A Playbook for Silent Fantasy

In order to keep the library's collection up-to-date and growing, we occasionally have to get rid of books that are damaged or no longer relevant.  This process is known as "weeding."  Here we profile some of our stranger finds:

Mime: A Playbook of Silent Fantasy by Kay Hamblin.

I've had a soft spot for mimes ever since I watched Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup, where a group of mimes follows David Hemmings around Swinging London. Even though this book had acquired a strange yellow tint, was crumpled, and hadn't been checked out for years (strange, I thought the kids just LOVED miming).  It's still difficult to weed anything with mime action poses this awesome:

Lest you worry our non-fiction collection is bereft of any good books on miming, we still have one:

792.3 ALB
Talking about Mime: An Illustrated Guide by David Alberts. 
Find it in the Catalog!